3 January 1607.
Deane of gild chosin.
[From a leet of three persons presented by the merchants, the "balleis, counsale, and
merchandis hes nominat, electit, and chosin Archibald Faulis to be deane of gild for this
yeir to cwme."]
10 January 1607.
The balleis and counsale hes appointit Thuirsday nixt, the xv day of
Januar, eftir the preicheing, to heir James Lyoune and John Millaris
compt of the salt sald be thame to the inhabitanes of this bruch quhilk
thei war merchandis for the towne.
12 February 1607.
Commissioneris to Edinburgh for Dunbartane.
The counsall and deakins, convenit to tak consultatioune anent the
summoundis reasit be the towne of Dunbartane against this our bruche,
summoundand them to compeir befoir the lordis of secreit counsale to the
xvij day of Februar to heir and sie ane act of counsale set downe for
payment to thair said towne certane impoist vpone all manir of guidis
cuming in and passing furthe of our river of Clyd for the space of nyneteine yeiris, as the summondis at mair lenthe bearis, the saidis balleis
and counsale hes condiscendit and aggreit that Robert Rowat and
Mathow Trwmble, twa of the balleis of the said bruch, with twa merchandis and twa craftismen to ryd with them to Edinburgh, to compeir
befoir the saidis lordis vpone the day foirsaid, viz., William Andirsoune,
James Inglis, merchandis, James Braidwod, John Mwre, skypper,
7 March 1607.
Act, firlot missour.
The balleis and counsale convenit, vndirstanding that thair firlot
missour and pintis hes heirtofoir beine convoyit, caryit, and taine furth
of the towne, libertie and friedome thairof, to sindrie pairtis and places
of the cuntrie, be thair awin nichtbouris, and gifin furthe be thame to
cuntrie men, to the greit hurt and hindir of thair custome, thairfoir hes
statut and ordanit that the saidis missouris at na tyme heireftir be transportit furthe of this towne to ony pairt of the cuntrie, vndir the paine of
fyve pund the first falt, the secund falt ten li., and thrid falt twentie
pund and downe crying of thair friedome that dois in the contrar heirof
in tyme cuming. And that the maister of work seill naine of the saidis
missouris to the customer bot sa mony as salbe set downe in writ to him,
quha sall find cawtioune that naine of thame be put furth in the cuntrie,
and that he seill na new firlot to ony nichtbour of this towne quhill he
present the ald firlot or pint, and naine be seilit to vnfriemen in the
cuntrie, vndir the paine of ten pund and tinsell of his office.
Act, Robiesoune, Greinleyis.
The balleis and counsale grantis to James Greinleis, commowne
cleinger, the dalis of his awin ludge, and the said James to mak the foirsaidis dalis furthcumand to the said towne quhenevir it sall clem to ask
and crave the saidis dalis fra him to the same vs quhen occasioun sall
Demissioun of the provestrie and ballerie to my lord of Glasgow.
The counsall of the bruch and citie of Glasgow, convenit in presens
of the richt reverent John Archiebischope of Glasgow, for gifing ansuer
to his Hienes lettir derect to them anent the electioune of Robert Rowat,
Mathow Trumble, and Thomas Muir to be thair balleis for this yeir
insewing, eftir consultatioune had thairanent, resoluit in all hwmble
reverence to obey the said lettir, and yit, finding it maist expedient for
satling the contraverseis arissin in the said citie that ane guid and solid
ordour be presentlie takin anent the electioune of thair magistratis in all
tyme heireftir, haif, with ane commowne adwys, declairit that be reasoune
thei can nathir find ane securitie in the grant laitlie maid to them of the
electioune of their magistratis, nor yit can aggrie amangst them selfis
vpone the accepting and vsing thairof, that thei are thairfoir willing to
pas frome the said grant and rest content within thair ancient forme vsit
and resavit in that cais within the said bruch (this onlie exceptit) that
quhairas of befoir it was the custome that the Archebischopes of Glasgow
did nominat and appoint to them the provist at his pleasour, the desyre
and humble requist is the said nominatioune may be in all tyme cuming
of twa burgessis, counsalouris within the said citie, of the quhilk twa,
nominat and presentit be the said Archiebischope, it may be in the libertie
of the balleis and counsale to accept quhome thei list; and for the balleis
thei ar content to present thair lytis as of befoir to my lord of Glasgow
and tak them nominat be him as was the custome. To the quhilk declaratioune it being replyit be my lord of Glasgow that his lordschip had
nathing to do for the present but to wrge obedience to his Majesteis lettir,
and that anent the foirsaid declaratioune his lordschip wald nocht tak
vpone him to do any thing without his Maiesties knawleg and consent,
albeit for him self he could be weill pleisit to condiscend to thair said
desyre, it being maist aggreable to his Majesteis guid plesour, and
standing also with the Dwk of Lenox his contentment, that ane of thair
awin burgessis sould be electit to the office of ane provist with mwtuall
consent of the said archiebischope and counsale of Glasgow, it is aggreit
that his Majestie sould be adwerteisit heirof and his most gracius plesour
vndirstuid thairanent. And in the meintyme that the balleis present
sould haif thair commissioune frome the towne to vse and exers thair
office in all pointis till his Majesteis guid will and pleasour sould be
wndirstuid in the premissis. Two of the deakins present protestit thei
micht haif laiser to adwys with thair brethering of the craftis at eftirnone.
This was done in presens of maister Patrik Sharpe, principall, and the
ministeris of this citie.
4 April 1607.
The casualiteis of the salt ladle [set] to James Scot to the Monunday
immediatlie preceiding Skyrthuirsday nixttocwme, for the sowme of
fiftie markis money.
2 May 1607.
Statut for incuming of wictuell.
The balleis and counsale, considring that divers and sindrie schipis,
barkis, and boitis from Ingland, Irreland, Hylandis, and sindrie vthir
pairtis, repairis and cumis with wictuell werie frequentlie within the
libertie and friedome of thair River of Clyd, thairfoir that the same may
cwme to the commowne proffeit of the haill friemen and nichtbouris of
this bruch, and nocht applyit to the privat and particular vse or proffeit
of particular men, hes concluidit, statut, and ordanit that all manir of
wictuell that sall happin to be brocht in within the friedome of thair
river salbe first brocht wpe to thair key and poirt of Brwmylaw be the
merchandis and awneris inbringeris thairof and sald to the commowne
proffeit and vse of the haill fremen and nichtbouris of this bruch in bollis,
ane or ma, as it sall happin the friemen and nichtbouris to haif neid and
mister thairof, or ellis to ony ane frieman of this bruch, provyding the said
frieman, byer of the same, gif ane pairt thairof mair or les to the nichtbouris friemen of the towne quha desyris and requiris the same ony time
befoir or at the resaifing thairof, and the said wictuell to be met and
missorit at the Brwmielaw, and the said byer to be ansuerable for the
custome of the laidle, and the said wictuell to remaine xxiiij houris at
the Brwmylaw eftir the bying thairof.
Statut, hydis, skynes, tallowne, plaiding.
It is statut, concluidit, and ordanit that na manir of persoune of
this bruch sall by ony manir of hydis, skynnis, of ony soirt of plaiding,
tallowne, cumand to this towne to sell, blok, or by the same befoir the
saidis kynis of guidis be first brocht to the towne and sellarit, and that
vndir the paine of xx li., toties quoties, to be bestowit vpone the calsayis
and commowne workis of the towne.
6 May 1607.
Statut anent vnground malt.
The balleis and counsale and deikinnis of the said bruch, being convenit, weyand and considring withe them selfis the gret hurt and inconvenient that cumis to the commowne guid of this thair bruch, besydis
the particular hurt susteinit be sindrie particular persons quha brewis
and leifis vpone that tred, be bying of all manir of wictuell without the
towne or the same cum to the marcat, and specialie be bying of ground
malt send in to brewsteris vpone credeit of owtintownis maltmen, selleris
thairof, and be bying of beir, vnground malt, aitis, meill, quheit, banis
and peis, in defraud of the custome and hurt of our Soverane Lordis leges
cuming to this towne, expres contrar the actis of parliament and lawis
of this realme; thairfoir, all in ane voce hes condiscendit, concluidit, and
aggreit that quhatsumevir manir of victuell of the kyndis and soirtis
abone writtin that hapins to be brocht in tyme cuming without the towne
or it cwme to the markat, athir be frie or onfrie, sall pay the custome
and dewtie of the laidill quhider the samyne be presentit agane to the
markat or set in and keipit in killis, barnis, or houssis, to mak in malt
and sett ovir agane to the customeris of the towne for the tyme; exceptand
allwayis all sic wictuell of the kyndis foirsaid that hapins to be brocht in
be the sey be friemen beirand wentour thairof and burdene within the
towne; and provyding that the said ordinance be na impediment to friemen to by ony victuell of the soirtis foirsaid to thair vse and furneising
of thair awin proper howssis nocht to be sald ovir agane. And lykweis
it sall nocht be leisim to ony frie man or inhabitant of this bruch to by
ony manir of ground malt ground without the towne, bot sik as salbe
ground at the townis awin mylnis and missorit with thair commowne
missour, certefeing all and sindrie friemen and inhabitens of this bruch
that sall happin to do in the contrar of the premissis sall pay the multir
to the mylnis and takismen thairof, togidir with the custome to the
customeris taikismen of the laidill, with xiij s. iiij d. of ilk boll that
hapins to be bocht as saidis, to the calsay and vthir commowne warkis.
9 May 1607.
Statut ratiefeit anent vnground malt.
[The foregoing] act and concluisioune the counsell this day convenit hes ratifeit and apprevit in all pointis, with this additioune that all
beir or malt bocht and brocht in to kilis, bornis or howssis, sall pay the
custome thairof to the customeris quhen thei be requirit thairwith, provyding that the said ordinance be na impediment to friemen to by aitis
or meill to thair awin howssis and nocht sold ovir againe.
Act, borrowit silvir.
In presens of the balleis and counsale, be pluralitie of woitis, hes
condiscendit that money be borrowit for releif of sik dept as man of
necessitie be payit at Witsounday nixt for eschewing of the penulteis and
horneing that may follow for nocht payment thairof, and for that effect
that sum discreit man be direct to Edinburgh, with diligence, or ony
vthir place quhair silvir may be had, to aggrie for the same in dew tyme,
and to burrow ijm viijc markis for releif of the said dept.
16 May 1607.
Act, Ros for his fey and libertie.
The balleis and counsale convenit, vpone consideratioune had of
maister John Ros petitioune to be payit of his fie [as] commowne procuratour, and to be restoirit to his friedome and libertie, hes ordanit that
the thesaurer ansuer him of his procuratour fey that yeir of his service,
and restoiris him againe to his libertie, and ratifeis the same of new as
he had nocht beine dischargit thairof.
26 May 1607.
Witsountysday court of the bruch of Glasgow, haldin vpone the
Greine thairof be the thrie balleis and counsell present.
The penny custome of the brig is set for this yeir to cwme to Niniane
Andirsoune, deikin of the cordineris, for [515 merks.]
The casualiteis of the laidill is set to James Grinleis for [1370 merks]
for this yeir to cwme.
Maister of work, thesaurer.
[Thomas Pettingrew continued master of work, and Alexander
Pollok elected treasurer for the ensuing year.]
31 May 1607.
Act anent wictuell.
The balleis and counsel convenit, haifand maid and set downe ane
laudable and proffitable statut anent the bying of victuell without the
towne, and for restraineing of bying of ground malt without the same,
and that in respect that thair is ane greter yeirlie dewtie promeisit for
the custome of the laidill be James Greinleis, taker thairof for this yeir
to cwme, thairfoir and for guid and swir payment of the dewtie of the
said ladill to the said James during the said set, the balleis and counsell
of the said burch promeissis and oblissis them to the said James Greinleis
to caus him be thankfulie ansuerit and obeyit of the dewtie of the said
laidill, and gif ony persoune refuis the same to him sall awthir caus him
be ansuerit thairof or gif him allowence thairof in the dewtie promeisit
be him for the laidill, the said James gifand in thair names ilk Settirday
to the balleis and counsel.
2 June 1607.
Decreit, towne, anent the deilis, contra Andirsoune, etc.
Anent the bill and complent gifin in and persewit be James
Braidwod, deikin conviner of the bruch of Glasgow, and Thomas
Bunteine, merchand, burges of Dunbartane, for thame selfis and in name
and behalf of the remanent deikins, merchandis, craftismen, nichtbouris
and friemen of beath the saidis burrowis, contrar William Andirsoun,
merchand, Archibald Faulis, deine of gild, and Alexander Dinlope,
merchand, burgessis of the bruch of Glasgow, beiring that quhair the
saidis twa burrowis haifand vndowtit rycht privilege and entres to the
friedome and libertie of the wattir and river of Clyd, and to blok, by, and
bargane all manir of ventour schipis and barkis cuming and repairing
within the said river of Clyd, to the commoune guid, weill, and proffeit
of beath the saidis burrowis, nichtbouris, and frie [men] thairof, and in
continowall vse and possessioune of the samyne be vertew of thair rycht
and libertie, and that it is of veritie that ane Duchman callit John
Lubbart, maister and awnir of the schipe callet the Salmone of Reipe in
Amstirdame, vpone the [blank] day of Maij instant arryvit within the
said river with the said schipe be ventour laidnit and burdenit with deilis
. . . . . . the saidis balleis ryplie adwysit findis that the said
Willame. Andirsoune, Archibald Faulis, and Alexandir Dinlope to have
done wrang in bying of the said ventour schip of deilis, and in making
bargane and blok thairfoir privatlie within the said bruch of Glasgow
befoir any offir was maid to the saidis twa townis, by thair consent and
knawelege; and for preventing of the said ventour schipis incuming
within the said river, thairby foirstalling the rycht and libertie, commowne peir and friedome of the saidis twa burrowis; and thairfoir vnlawis
the foirsaidis persons in ane vnlaw of ane hunderth pundis [for making
blok and bargane and in forty pounds each for forstalling of the pier and
market place, and ordain them to make their purchases furthcoming for
the common use of both towns] for sik pryces as the saidis personis
aggreit with the said Ducheman for the samyne.
6 June 1607.
Act, Rowat to ryd.
The balleis and counsell this day convenit, hes concluidit and aggreit
that Robert Rowat, Thomas Muir, balleis, Allane Connynghame, James
Inglis, James Fischer, Walter Dowglas, Alexander Pollok and George
Lyoune pas and meit with the balleis and counsell of Dunbartane in thair
towne the viij day of Junii instant for accuising the Duchman quha
brocht in the ventour schipe of deilis for breking of the arreistment maid
vpone the said schipe and deilis; and ordanis ane commissioune to be
maid to them for that effect, with consent of the deikins, and to treit and
concluid anent all thingis concerneing the libertie of beath the saidis
13 June 1607.
The balleis and counsell ordanis the maister of work to caus the
Grammer Schole be poyntit incontinent.
Robert Rowat and Mathow Trumble, balleis, ar nominat and chosin
in commissioneris to conveine with the particular burrowis in this towne
the fyfteine day of this moneth, and ordanis commissioune to be maid to
20 June 1607.
Commissioneris for the burrowis.
The balleis and counsell hes nominat and chosin Thomas Mwre,
ballie, and George Huchesoune to be thair commissioneris for the towne
in the generall conventioune of burrowis to be haldin in Dunbartane the
first of Julij nixt, and ordanis George Huchesoune to be spokin be the
balleis eftir none, and to admit him burges, and presentlie hes chosin him
in commowne procuratour of this towne quhill Michelmes nixt to cwme
that he may be the bettir able to accept the commissioune as burges and
commowne procuratour, and ordanis the balleis to tak his aith.
Burges, Huchesoune, gratis, commowne procuratour.
The balleis and counsell hes nominat and chosin George Huchesoune,
as commowne procuratour, and James Braidwod, deikin conveiner, to ryd
and keipe the day of suspensioune be William Andirsoune, Archibald
Faulis and Alexander Dinlope, anent the schipe and deilis bocht be them
within the friedome of Glasgow and Dunbartane, and the balleis to
requist the said George, and thair expenssis to be maid be the towne for
this tyme and quhill the end of the pley.
Warrandis, clerk, thesaurer.
And lykwayis, ordanis the clerk to gif warrandis to the said thesaurer
for sik expenssis as was maid to the balleis and certane of the counsell in
Dunbartane quhen thei reid thair for the libertie of the towne against
the Duchmen straingeris quha brocht in the ventour schipe of deilis, and
ordanis likwayis the clerk to [gif] ane warrand to the said Alexander for
sa mikle wyne as was proponit to the commissioneris of the particular
burrowis, viz., Air, Irveine and Dunbartane.
6 July 1607.
The heid court of Craignaiche.; Proclamatioun.
The heid court of Craignache haldin vpone the Craig thairof be the
thrie balleis and accompaneit with the counsell of the said bruch and
deikins thairof. The switis callit and continowit to new lachfull
warneinge conforme to ald vse and wount. Thaireftir proclaimeit the
proclamatioune vndirwrittin quhairof the tennour followis:—Forsamikle
as this day being the sext day of Julij instant and the fair evin of this
bruch of Glasgow, and the sevint day of the said moneth the fair day
thairof of ald, thairfoir I cummand and chairge, in our Soverane Lordis
name and in name and behalf of ane noble and michtie prince Ludovic
Dwik of Lennox Erll Darnelie etc., ballie principall of the regalitie of
Glasgow and his depuitis, and of the balleis of the said bruch, that na
manir of persoune, frie nor vnfrie, within this bruch, truble ane ane
ithir for new debt or ald debt, new feid or awld feid, fra this day furth to
the xv day of this moneth of Julij inclusiue, vndir the paine of ten
11 July 1607.
Lettir direct be my lord of Glasgow to the balleis.
Compeirit John Hwittoune, direct fra my lord of Glasgow fra the
castell, and presentit ane lettir derect fra his Majestie to the balleis and
counsell anent the ancient libertie and privilege of the bischopes of
Glasgow in electioune of the magistratis, daitit at Greinviche the thrid
of Junii 1607, quhilk being red was left in the handis of Robert Rowat,
ballie, and continowis ansuer thairof quhill my lord of Glasgowis awin
presence with ane greter nwmbir of the counsell.
Act, Greinlyeis, Robiesoun.
The balleis and counsell, be pluralitie of woitis, vpone consideratioune of the hindir and los incurrit be James Greinleis and John
Robiesoune, takismen of the custome of the laidill, 1606, be occasioune
of the plaige, hes remittit and dischairgeit thame of xl markis.
17 July 1607.
Burges, Gray, Bogle, gratis.
Robert Gray, merchand, is maid burges and frieman of this bruch in
favouris of John Bogle, sone to Marcus Bogle, student in the college of
Glasgow, for help of his claithis quhen he is maid Maister, at Lambes
nixt, becaus of his fathiris povertie, and that conforme to ane supplicatioune presentit be him to the counsale seikand suppoirt, and hes gifin his
aith of fidelitie as affeiris; Thomas Pettingrew sovertie for the deine of
22 July 1607.
Forret, commissioner to the parliament.
The balleis and counsele, being convenit, hes appointit and ordanit
that James Forret ryd as commissioner for the towne to the parliament,
and that becaus the said James was commissioner of befoir and vpone
Balleis chosin commissioneris to Dunbartane.
[The three bailies, and other four persons, appointed to meet with the bailies of Dumbarton "concerneing William Andirsoune, Archibald Faulis and Alexander Dinlope for
bying of the said ventour schipe of deilis, etc., withe power to the saidis bailleis and
commissioners to end, woit, and conclude with the balleis and counsele of Dunbartane
20 August 1607.
George Erll of Enzie, burgessis.
Ane nobill and michtie prince Ludovict Dwik of Lenox, etc., present
in the counselhous, George Erll of Enzie Lord Gordowne is maid burges
and frieman of the bruch and citie, and hes gifin his aith of fidelitie to
our Soverane Lord and that he sall defend the liberteis of the said bruch.
With his lordschipe is admittit burgessis the persouns vndirwrittin, viz.,
maister Arthour Gordoune, [and eighteen others.]
19 September 1607.
Act, magistratis, electioune, ald forme.
The saidis balleis and personis vpoune counsell being convenit, ane
reverent fathir in God John Archiebischope of Glasgow, quha exponit
and declairit to the foirsaidis balleis and counsell, that was nocht
vnknawin to thame, that thei be thair letteris direct to our Soverane
Lord for satling of ane soleid ordour in electioune of our magistratis of
the said bruch in tyme cuminge, hwmblie schawin and declairit to his
Hienes that thei wald willinglie follow and quhatevir was his Majesteis
will and pleasour thairintill, and did craif vndirstand the same quhill his
Hienes will was knawin to thame, resauit vpone the [blank] day of
[blank] last bypast, and quhairof thei continowit the ansuer quhill the said
reverent fatheris awin presens and that ane sufficient number of counsell
of the towne war convenit, and this day the said reverent fathir being
present, and the counsel of the towne sufficientlie convenit, desyrit the
saidis balleis and counsell to adwys and gif ansuer to his Hienes lettir.
Eftir reasouning and consultatioune had thairanent, the saidis balleis
and counsell, vndirstanding be his Majesteis letteris that it was his Hienes
will and pleasour, for the bettir peice and quyetnes of thair towne, that
thai sould conforme thame selfis and aggrie that the cheising of thair
magistratis sould be according to the awld ancient custome vsit and
observit be the archibischope of Glasgow, and the said archibischope
himself acknawlegit in his priviledges in presenting of the provist and
nominatioune of the balleis as vtheris his predicessouris vsit of befoir.
For obedience of the quhilk his Hienes lettiris, and for the peice and
quyetness of thair towne and eschewing of all twmult thairanent heireftir,
condiscendit and aggreit that thair magistratis, to wit, provist and balleis
be presentit and nominat be the said reverent fathir at Michelmes nixt
to cwme and in all tyme cuming, according to the ald ancient forme and
observit thairanent of befoir, and the said archibischope acknawledgeit
in all his privileges concerneing the said electioune.
6 October 1607.
Act, presentatioune, provist Howstoune.
Compeirit ane reverent fathir in God, John Archiebischope of
Glasgow, in presens of my Lord Dwik and nominat and presentit John
Howstoune of that Ilk as for provist for this yeir, off the quhilk presentatioune and nominatioune the tennour followis: Balleis and counsell of
Glasgow, vpone regaird we haif to sie your citie flwrische and be rewlit be
guid magistratis, being perswadit of the guid effectioune that John
Howstoune of that Ilk hes and beiris towardis your citie and weill thairof,
we haif maid chose of him to be your provist for this yeir to cwme, and
heirby nominatis, presentis, and recommendis him to yow as your provist
for this yeir, thairfoir desyris and willis yow to grant vnto him your
commissioune and authoris him thairwith, conforme to your ancient vse
and custome. Subscryvit with our hand att our castell at Glasgow the
vj of October 1607. Quhilk presentatioune being red and hard, the saidis
balleis and counsell, with ane consent, acceptit the said John Howstoune
of that Ilk as thair provist for this yeir to cwme, conforme to the said
nominatioune and presentatioune, and the said John Howstoune being
present gef his aith of fidelitie to our Soverane Lord, and the said reverent
fathir my lord of Glasgow, and for dew and lachfull administratioune in
his office, thairfoir the balleis and counsell ordanit their commissioune
to be grantit to him vndir thair greit seall conforme to vse and wount.
Lytis for balleis. Balleischosin.
Lytis to be balleis: [follow names of the three "awld balleis" and
six "new lyttis."] Quhilkis lytis being direct and presentit to ane
reverent father in God, John Archiebischope of Glasgow, be the clerk
and certane of the counsell for nominatioune of the saidis balleis, according to the ald ancient vse and custome of the said bruch, the said reverent
fathir nominat the said Mathow Trumble, James Inglise and James
Braidwod in balleis for this yeir to cwme that commissioune may be
grantit to thame, conjunctlie and severalie, as balleis for this yeir to
cwme, according to the ancient vse of the said bruch and citie, thairfoir
the balleis and counsell ordanit commissioune to be maid and grantit to
thame conjunctlie and severalie conforme to vse and wount.
The balleis and counsell foirsaid, vndirstanding of ane laudabill
act and statut that was maid and set downe the tyme of the electioune of
the magistratis of the said bruch, the yeir of God jm vjc and fyve yeiris,
anent the bestowing and imploying of the vnlawis and bluidwodis of the
said bruch, and vthir vnlawis quhatsumevir quhilk appertenit to the
provist and balleis be vertew of thair offices, that the samyne sould be
applyit to the commowne vse of the affairis of the said bruch, specialie
for biging of the calsayis, be thir presentis ratifeis and appreifis the said
act and statut in all tyme cuming.
Pretestatioune, Faullis, deane of gild.
Compeirit Archibald Fawlis, deine of gild, with the rest of the
merchandis vpone counsell, and for thame selfis and in name and behalf
of the remanent merchandis of the said bruch, desyrit and lykwayis
protestit that na alteratioune of balleis or counsell to wit twa pairt merchandis and thrid pairt craftis be this yeir, and that in respect it is
aggreable to the lawis of the cuntrie, custome of this bruch inviolablie
observit, actis of parliament and lawis of burrowis, and als in respect that
the samyne was condiscendit vpone the last yeir preceidinge, as the actis
beiris, protesting for thame selfis and in name and behalf foirsaid that
incais ðny novatioune or alteratioune be maid vthirwayis nor was of
befoir as said is that the samyne may be null and ineffectuell, and for
remeid of law.
Protestatioune, Braidwod, ballie.
Thaireftir, compeirit James Braidwod for himself, and in name of
the haill deikins, protestit and desyrit that in respect of thair burdinge
quhilk thei beir, and that his Hienes will is declairit concerneing thair
numbir and pairt of the counsel, and of thair vse and possessioune thei
haif thairof, to wit, half counsel, that thej injoy that benefeit conforme
to thair vse heireftir.
Consilium:—Thomas Muir, ald ballie, William Skynner, dean of
gild [and eleven others. Craftis:—Robert Rowat, ald ballie, and ten
others; Ninian Andirsoun, deakin conveinir].
Commone procuratour, etc.
Commowne procuratour, George Huchesoune; Maister of work,
Thomas Pettingrew; Thesaurer, Alexander Pollok.
10 October 1607.
[Statutes passed and ratified in terms similar to those enacted in
October in previous years. Ordained that no higher prices than the
following be charged:—ale, 16s. the pint; tallow, 40s. the stone; candle,
53s. 4d. the stone; the 10d. loaf to weigh 12 ounces.]
The balleis and counsel abone writtin, being convenit for electing
and cheising of the deikin conviner, be pluralitie of woitis, hes nominat
and chosin Niniane Andirsoune, cordoner, deikin conyinir for this yeir
to cwme, quha hes gifin his aith of fidelitie conforme to the ald vse and
The balleis and counsel, be pluralitie of woitis, hes nominat electit
and chosin James Lichtbodie in visitour for this yeir to cwme.
Symmir, deane of gild.
William Symmir, be pluralitie of woitis of sik personis as war chosin
for electioune of the deine of gild furth of the twa lytis presentit be the
merchandis, is nominat and chosin in deine of gild for this yeir and hes
gifin his aith of fidelitie.
24 October 1607.
The balleis and counsele convenit, vndirstanding that diuers and
sindrie personis of this towne quha byis vnground malt without the towne
and all vthir soirtis of wictuell or it cwme to the market, expres contrar
the statut and ordinance set downe thairanent the saxt day of Maii 1607,
refuissis to pay the dewtie of the laidle to the tackismen and customeris
thairof, to the gret hurt of the commowne and hindir of the dewtie
promeisit for the laidle, thairfoir ordanis the saidis customeris ilk court
day to conveine ane certane of the personis foirsaid for payment of the
dewtie of the said laidle of all ground and vnground malt or vthir victuell
bocht be thame sen the downe seting of the said statut and publicatioune
thairof, and the balleis to proceid against the contravineris heirof; and
ordanis the saidis takismen and thair cawtioneris to be presentlie chairgeit
in ward for the Michelmes terme awin be thame to the thesaurer.
7 November 1607.
The balleis and counsele, being convenit at the Gallowgait burne,
hes fund this day that Gabriell Listoune hes taine away and removeit
certane gret stanis quhilk lay in the burne for staping stanis for men
quha past with hors and laidis on the southe syd of the brige; and siklyk
findis that James Pollok, cowper, hes bigit wp the passage quhilk the
nichtbouris beyond the burne had to the same for feching of wattir, and
findis that the said Gabriell hes niddrit the passage fra the burne sa that
laidis and slaidis cannocht pas by vthiris as sould be and as hes beine of
befoir; thairfoir ordanis the said Gabriell to lay the stanis in the burne
agane as thej war of befoir incontinent with all guidlie diligence, and
to amplifie the passage according at the sicht of Archibald Fawlis, ald
deane of gild, and his counsele, and ordanis the said James to mak the
passage of new agane with stepis downe to the burne, and ordanis the
said James to tak in the stanis of the vttir syd of his midinge sted aggreable with the leging of the brige, be the sicht of the said Archibald
Faulis and Thomas Pettingrew, maister of work, and all this to be done
be thame within aucht dayis vndir the paine of dissobedience.
The balleis and counsele, vndirstanding that this towne is subject
to pay to Dunbartane ane hundreth xxv li. vj d., as thair pairt of thair
helpe grantit be the burrowis to thame for helpe of thair towne fra
dainger of the wattir, and siklyk man pay in Februar to the Kingis
Majestie the sowme of fyve hundreth and ten pundis money as the secund
termes payment of his Hienes taxatioune of four hunderth thowsand
markis grantit to his Hienes in the last parliament, hes thocht it expedient that the saidis twa stentis be collectit at ane tyme; and that
becaus the balleis and counsele are presentlie chargit thairwith be Dunbartane and the burrowis agent, and for baithe the saidis stentis, ordanis
the toune to be stentit for sevin hundreth markis for non paymentis and
collecting thairof be the collectouris, and for this effect hes ordanit the
stenters to be chosin vpone Weddinsday nixt the xj of November.
12 December 1607.
Mathow Sympsoune, [and twenty-nine others.] Quhilkis personis
nominat and chosin ar ordanit to be convenit and warnit be the officer
to meit vpone the xv day of December for setting downe of the secund
termes payment of his Hienes taxatioune of fowr hundreth thowsand
markis grantit to his Hienes be the estaitis of parliament haldin att
Perthe, quhilk is to be payit in Februar nixt.
The same day, for eschewing of all sklandring of the saidis stenteris
be evill disposit and sclandrus personis within this towne quha vsis to
speik sclandurslie aganst the stenteris, it is statut and ordanit be the
provist, balleis, and counsele that gif ony persoun traduce or sklandir ony
of the saidis stenteris or ony of thame for setting downe the said stent
roll thej sall pay ten pund to the commowne vse of the calsay, and John
Hall and Andro Spang, collectouris of the last yeiris stent, to be warnit
to bring in thair stent roll the said day.